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CA-YT-Nil Postal Codes & Zip Codes List

Location City/District States or Territories States or Territories Abbrieviation Postcode
Southeastern Yukon (Watson Lake) CA-YT-Nil Yukon YT Y0A
Central Yukon (Dawson City) CA-YT-Nil Yukon YT Y0B
Whitehorse CA-YT-Nil Yukon YT Y1A

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YUKON TERRITORY

Description

Yukon, is a territory in the northwest of Canada, it is mountainous, wild, and sparsely populated. Kluane park and Reserve includes Logan , Canada’s highest peak, also as glaciers, trails and then the Alsek River. In the far north is the Ivvavik park, with protected calving grounds for the Porcupine caribou. In the south area there are numerous glacier-fed alpine lakes, including bold coloured Emerald Lake.

Yukon also called Yukon and mentioned by some because the Yukon) is that the smallest and westernmost of Canada's three territories. It is also known as the smallest populated province or territory in Canada, with a population of about 35,874 people as of the year 2016 Census. Whitehorse, the territorial capital and Yukon's only city, is that the largest settlement in any of the three territories.

Yukon was split from the Northwest Territories in 1898 because the Yukon . The federal government's Yukon Act, which accepted royal assent on the month of March 27, 2002, established Yukon sake of the territory's official name, though Yukon Territory is still very popular as per the usage and Canada Post still continue to use the Yukon territory's internationally approved postal abbreviation "YT". Though the language of Yukon officially is bilingual (English and French), the Yukon government also recognizes First Nations languages.

With the calculation At 5,959 m (19,551 ft), Yukon's Logan , in Kluane park and Reserve, is the highest mountain in Canada and also the second-highest on the North American continent (after Denali that is in the Alaska state in the U.S.). Most of Yukon features a subarctic climate, characterized by cold winters, long and brief, warm summers. The Arctic Ocean coast has a tundra climate.

Geography

The Yukon territory is the approximate shape of a right triangle, bordering the U.S. state of Alaska to the west and the northwest for about 1,210 kilometres (752 mi) mostly along the longitude 141° W, the Northwest Territories to the east and the British Columbia to the south. Its northern coast is on the Beaufort Sea. Its ragged eastern boundary mostly follows the divide between the Yukon Basin and also the Mackenzie catchment area to the east within the Mackenzie mountains.

Most of the territory is within the watershed of its namesake, the Yukon . The southern Yukon area is dotted with an outsized number of huge , narrow and long glacier-fed alpine lakes, most of which flow into the Yukon system. The larger lakes include Marsh Lake, Lake Laberge, Kusawa Lake, Teslin Lake, Atlin Lake, Tagish Lake, and Kluane Lake. Other watersheds within the territory include the Peel Watershed, Mackenzie and also the Alsek–Tatshenshini, and variety of rivers flowing directly into the Beaufort Sea. The two main Yukon rivers flowing into the Mackenzie within the Northwest Territories are the Peel River and its tributaries within the northeast and also the Liard River within the southeast.

Climate

The Yukon territory typical winter temperature is mild by Canadian arctic standards, no other place in the North America gets as cold as Yukon during extreme cold snaps. The temperature has dropped down to about −60 °C (−76 °F) three times the year 1947, 1952, and the year 1968. The most extreme cold spell experienced occurred in February 1947 when the abandoned town of Snag dropped right down to about −63.0 °C (−81.4 °F).

History

Long before the arrival of Europeans, central and southern Yukon was populated by First Nations people, and therefore the area escaped glaciation. Sites of archeological significance in Yukon hold a number of the earliest evidence of the presence of human habitation in North America. The sites safeguard the history of the primary people and therefore the earliest First Nations of the Yukon.

The eruption of Mount Churchill in approximately 800 AD in what's now the U.S. state of Alaska covers the southern Yukon with a layer of ash which may be seen still along the Klondike Highway, and which forms a part of the oral tradition of First Nations peoples in the further south in Canada and also in Yukon.

Culture

The original culture is strongly reflected in such areas that are gifted for winter sports, as within the Yukon Quest sledge dog race. The modern comic-book character Yukon Jack depicts a heroic personal. The territorial government similarly, also recognizes that the First Nations and Inuit languages plays a part in the cultural heritage of the territory; these languages include the less common Tahltan and Tlingit,  also as seven Athapaskan languages,  Northern Tutchone, Southern Tutchone, Gwitchin, Hän, Kaska, Upper Tanana, and Tagish, a number of which are very rare.

Yukon also features a big selection of cultural and sporting events that attract artists, local residents, and tourists. Annual events include the Yukon Quest dog sled race, Adäka Cultural Festival, Dawson City Music Festival, Yukon International Storytelling Festival, Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous, also as Klondike Gold Rush memorials. and the Northern Lights Centre.

Arts

With the Klondike Gold Rush, variety of folks songs from Yukon territory became popular, including "La Chanson du Klondyke" "The Klondike Gold Rush", "I've Got the Klondike Fever" (1898) and "Rush to the Klondike" (1897, written by W. T. Diefenbaker).

Economy

Yukon's major industry is mining (zinc, silver, gold, lead, asbestos and copper). The government acquired the land from the Hudson's Bay Company in the year 1870 and split it from the Northwest Territories in the year 1898 to fill the necessity for government created by the population influx of the gold rush. Thousands of those prospectors then moved to the territory, ushering a period of Yukon history recorded by authors like Jack London and Robert W. Service. The memory of this era and therefore the youth of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, also because the territory's scenic wonders and outdoor recreation opportunities, makes tourism the second most important industry in the territory.